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Ancistrogobius squamiceps  Shibukawa, Yoshino & Allen, 2010

Scaly cheek-hook goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: Ancistrogobius: Name from Greek word 'agkistros' meaning fishhook and Gobius , a genus name of gobiine fish, in reference to the short, ventrally directed, spur-like preopercular spine.;  squamiceps: Name from the Latin words 'squama' meaning scale and 'ceps' for head, in reference to the presence of scales on head (upper part of operculum) and nape in this species.

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Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 20 - 30 m (Ref. 84001).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Northwest Pacific: Japan.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84001); 5.1 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9. This species is unique from its congeners in having the following characters: nape broadly covered by scales (12 predorsal scales); with patch of scales on upper part of operculum; in life or when fresh, filamentous part of third dorsal spine entirely pale; anterior tip of sensory papilla row b meeting row 3 anteriorly; sensory papilla rows x^1 and x^2 continuous, not interrupted by row trp (sensory papilla rows trp short, restricted under rows x^1 + x^2); third spine of first dorsal fin elongate, filamentous, distinctly longer than preceding spine; 20 pectoral-fin rays; pelvic fins fused medially, well developed connecting membrane and frenum; length of fifth segmented ray of pelvic fin 85.0-92.4% of preceding ray; a distinct, black vertical bar below eye; distal tip of first dorsal fin with a black blotch, wide, extending posteriorly to middle of third interspinal membrane; sensory papilla row 4 short, well apart from eye (always restricted below row b) (Ref. 84001).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from sandy-mud or silt bottoms at depths of 20-30 m (Ref. 84001).

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Shibukawa, K., T. Yoshino and G.R. Allen, 2010. Ancistrogobius, a new cheek-spine goby genus from the West Pacific and Red Sea, with descriptions of four new species (Perciformes: Gobiidae: Gobiinae). Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. A, (Suppl. 4):67-87. (Ref. 84001)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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